Case: Bennett v. Schmidt

1:96-cv-06914 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Oct. 23, 1996

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On October 23, 1996 the plaintiff filed suit against the defendant and others in their capacities as members of the Board of Directors of the School District 15, Dupage County and the School District alleging violations Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §1981, 42 U.S.C. §1983, and the Fourteenth Amendment. The plaintiff had applied for a teaching position in the school district in 1995 but was denied an interview by the screening committee. She specifically alleged that she…

On October 23, 1996 the plaintiff filed suit against the defendant and others in their capacities as members of the Board of Directors of the School District 15, Dupage County and the School District alleging violations Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §1981, 42 U.S.C. §1983, and the Fourteenth Amendment. The plaintiff had applied for a teaching position in the school district in 1995 but was denied an interview by the screening committee. She specifically alleged that she had been discriminated against because she was black and that an all-white screening committee had recommended interviews for only white candidates and hired only white candidates. She claimed that the defendants had engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination against black applicants that resulted in disparate treatment. She also claimed that hiring policies led to a disparate impact on black applicants.

On November 20, 1997 the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Judge Ann Claire Williams) granted the defendants' motion to dismiss on the grounds that the plaintiff's complaint violated Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by being lengthy, repetitious, and confusing and that her claims were insufficiently plead and violated rule 12(b)(6). The plaintiff then appealed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and on August 31, 1998 the Court of Appeals (Judge Bauer, Judge Wood, and Judge Easterbrook) vacated the district court's ruling and remanded the case for further proceedings.

The parties thereafter pursued discovery and on July 13, 2000 the district court (Judge Charles P. Kocoras) granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment. The plaintiff again appealed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and on December 29, 2000 the parties reached an unknown settlement agreement at a prehearing conference.

Summary Authors

Michael Perry (9/9/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Bauer, William Joseph (Illinois)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Kocoras, Charles Petros (Illinois)

Williams, Ann Claire (Illinois)

Wood, Harlington Jr. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bennett, Philip Wilbur (District of Columbia)

Grimes, Douglas M. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Canna, John F. (Illinois)

Hinkle, Dawn Marie (Illinois)

Selbka, Joseph P. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Bauer, William Joseph (Illinois)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Kocoras, Charles Petros (Illinois)

Williams, Ann Claire (Illinois)

Wood, Harlington Jr. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bennett, Philip Wilbur (District of Columbia)

Grimes, Douglas M. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Canna, John F. (Illinois)

Hinkle, Dawn Marie (Illinois)

Selbka, Joseph P. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

97-04198

Docket

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Dec. 23, 1997

Dec. 23, 1997

Docket

1:96-cv-06914

Docket

Nov. 29, 2000

Nov. 29, 2000

Docket
39

1:96-cv-06914

Memorandum Opinion and Order (Granting defendants' motion to dismiss)

1997 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19034

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

Order/Opinion

97-04198

Opinion (Vacating the district court's ruling and remanding the case)

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

153 F.3d 516

Aug. 31, 1998

Aug. 31, 1998

Order/Opinion
98

1:96-cv-06914

Memorandum Opinion and Order

2000 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 11908

July 13, 2000

July 13, 2000

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:26 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand − Civil cover sheet − ( no summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1−1 through 1−2) (fce) (Entered: 10/24/1996)

Oct. 23, 1996

Oct. 23, 1996

RECEIPT regarding payment of filing fee paid; on 10/23/96 in the amount of $ 120.00, receipt # 482208. (fce) (Entered: 10/24/1996)

Oct. 23, 1996

Oct. 23, 1996

2

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1−1] by plaintiff; jury demand terminating defendant Sch Dir Dist 15; adding defendants Marie Schmidt, Dick Able, Caralee Bruhl, Susan Argentine, Bill Schmidt and Mary Thiele (ar) (Entered: 10/29/1996)

Oct. 28, 1996

Oct. 28, 1996

3

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants Marie Schmidt, Dick Abel, inaccurately named herein as "Dick Able", Coralee Bruhl, inaccurately named herein as "Caralee Bruhl", Susan Argentine, Bill Schmidt, Mary Thiele by John F. Canna, Thomas J. Canna, Dawn Marie Hambly with Rule 39 affidavits (ar) (Entered: 11/15/1996)

Nov. 14, 1996

Nov. 14, 1996

4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff by Douglas M. Grimes and Philip Bennett with rule 39 affidavits. (fce) (Entered: 12/03/1996)

Dec. 2, 1996

Dec. 2, 1996

5

CONTINGENCY FEE AGREEMENT (Not in public case file) (fce) (Entered: 12/03/1996)

Dec. 2, 1996

Dec. 2, 1996

6

MINUTE ORDER of 12/13/96 by Hon. David H. Coar : Rule 16(b) scheduling conference set for 11:30 am on 1/10/97 in chambers. The court hereby opts into Rule 26(a)(1) for purposes of this case. Proposed discovery plan pursuant to Rule 26(f) and proposed scheduling order pursuant to Rule 16(b) to be filed in chambers. (See attached forms for report of planning conference and proposed scheduling order). (See reverse of minute order.) (Attachments). Mailed notice (ar) Modified

Dec. 13, 1996

Dec. 13, 1996

7

WAIVER of service of summons as to Marie Schmidt sent on 10/29/96 (ar) (Entered: 12/23/1996)

Dec. 19, 1996

Dec. 19, 1996

14

MINUTE ORDER of 12/19/96 by Hon. David H. Coar : Defendants' motion for extension of time to answer or otherwise plead [13−1] is granted. Answer or plead by 01/31/97. Mailed notice. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 01/08/1997)

Dec. 19, 1996

Dec. 19, 1996

8

WAIVER of service of summons as to Coralee Bruhl, misnamed as Caralee Bruhl, sent on 10/29/96 (ar) (Entered: 12/26/1996)

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1996

9

WAIVER of service of summons as to Susan Argentine sent on 10/29/96 (ar) (Entered: 12/26/1996)

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1996

10

WAIVER of service of summons as to Mary Thiele sent on 10/29/96 (ar) (Entered: 12/30/1996)

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1996

11

WAIVER of service of summons as to Bill Schmidt sent on 10/29/96 (ar) (Entered: 12/30/1996)

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1996

12

WAIVER of service of summons as to Susan Argentine sent on 10/29/96 (ar) (Entered: 12/30/1996)

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1996

15

MINUTE ORDER of 1/10/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Rule 16(b) reset to 9:30 am on 1/24/97. No notice. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 01/29/1997)

Jan. 10, 1997

Jan. 10, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 1/24/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Rule 16(b) scheduling conference held. Rule 26(a)(1) disclosures by March 1, 1997; Amendments to pleadings or joinder of parties by March 21,1997. Discovery ordered closed on 7/15/97. Expert testimony to disclosed by August 30, 1997. Parties to depose the opposing party's expert by 9/30/97; parties to disclose any rebuttal experts by 10/30/97; parties to depose rebuttal experts on or before 11/30/97. Motion Dispositive is due 9/1/97. Pretrial order to be submitted on 1/6/98 . Pretrial conference set to 11:00 1/9/98. Jury trial set to 10:00 2/9/98 . Mailed notice (pm) (Entered: 02/10/1997)

Jan. 24, 1997

Jan. 24, 1997

16

MOTION by defendants to dismiss complaint pursuant to FRCP 8 or 12(b)(6) or for summary judgment pursuant to FRCP 56 ; Notice of motion. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 02/13/1997)

Jan. 31, 1997

Jan. 31, 1997

17

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of motion to dismiss pursuant to FRCP 8 or 12(b)(6) [16−1] or for summary judgment pursuant to FRCP 56 [16−2]. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) Modified on 02/13/1997 (Entered: 02/13/1997)

Jan. 31, 1997

Jan. 31, 1997

18

RULE 12(M) Statement of material facts by defendants (Exhibits). (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 02/13/1997)

Jan. 31, 1997

Jan. 31, 1997

19

AFFIDAVIT of Dr. David Beard (Attachment). (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 02/13/1997)

Jan. 31, 1997

Jan. 31, 1997

20

AFFIDAVIT of Cyndi Holich. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 02/13/1997)

Jan. 31, 1997

Jan. 31, 1997

21

AFFIDAVIT of Mary Ellen McElligott. (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 02/13/1997)

Jan. 31, 1997

Jan. 31, 1997

22

AFFIDAVIT of Mark Wagener (Attachment). (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 02/13/1997)

Jan. 31, 1997

Jan. 31, 1997

23

AFFIDAVIT of Lawrence J. Golden (Attachments). (Temporarily unavailable for docketing.) (ar) (Entered: 02/13/1997)

Jan. 31, 1997

Jan. 31, 1997

25

MINUTE ORDER of 2/11/97 by Hon. David H. Coar : Answer brief to defendants' motion to dismiss complaint pursuant to FRCP 8 or 12(b)(6) [16−1] or for summary judgment pursuant to FRCP 56 [16−2] due 02/28/97. Reply to answer brief due 3/17/97. Motion [16−1] [16−2] is taken under advisement. Ruling to issue by mail. Plaintiff's verified motion to extend time [24−1] to respond to defendant's motion to dismiss or for summary judgment is denied. Mailed notice (ar) Modified on 02/13/1997 (Entered: 02/13/1997)

Feb. 11, 1997

Feb. 11, 1997

SCHEDULE set on 2/20/97 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Status hearing set to 9:00 a.m. 2/28/97 . Mailed notice (dl) (Entered: 02/20/1997)

Feb. 20, 1997

Feb. 20, 1997

26

REASSIGNMENT ORDER of 02/18/97: Case reassigned to Hon. Ann C. Williams Mailed notice (nlf) (Entered: 02/21/1997)

Feb. 21, 1997

Feb. 21, 1997

27

RULE 26(a)(1) disclosures by defendants (Exhibits); Notice of filing (ar) (Entered: 03/07/1997)

Feb. 21, 1997

Feb. 21, 1997

28

MINUTE ORDER of 2/28/97 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Status hearing held and continued to 12:00 pm on 4/11/97. Defendants given leave to file motions to dismiss with memorandum in support on 05/23/97. Response and replies to be filed on 05/23/97. Defendants to serve plaintiff with motions to dismiss and memorandum in support on 04/04/97. Plaintiff to serve defendants with response on 05/02/97. Replies to be served on 05/23/97. Defendants' motion to dismiss complaint pursuant to FRCP 8 or 12(b)(6) [16−1] and for summary judgment pursuant to FRCP 56 [16−2] is denied without prejudice. Previously set briefing schedule on foregoing motion is stricken. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 03/07/1997)

Feb. 28, 1997

Feb. 28, 1997

29

VERIFIED MOTION by plaintiff Valerie Bennett to refuse or, delay motion for summary judgment and FRCP 8 or 12(b)(6) until discovery is complete pursuant to Rule 56(f) ; Notice of motion. (fce) (Entered: 04/18/1997)

April 7, 1997

April 7, 1997

30

AFFIDAVIT of Valeria A. Bennett regarding motion to refuse [29−1], regarding motion delay motion for summary judgment and FRCP 8 or 12(b)(6) until discovery is complete pursuant to Rule 56(f) [29−2] (fce) (Entered: 04/18/1997)

April 7, 1997

April 7, 1997

31

MINUTE ORDER of 4/11/97 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Plaintiff's verified motion to refuse [29−1] or delay motion for summary judgment and FRCP 8 or 12(b)(6) until discovery is complete pursuant to Rule 56(f) [29−2] is entered and continued 9:30 am on 4/23/97. Defendants to provide the court with a courtesy of its motion for summary judgment and FRCP 8 or 12(b)(6) forthwith. Briefing schedule set for filing of defendnats motions to dismiss is vacated until further order of court. Status hearing held. Mailed notice (fce) (Entered: 04/18/1997)

April 11, 1997

April 11, 1997

32

MINUTE ORDER of 4/23/97 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Defendants indicate they will not be filing motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff's verified motion to refuse [29−1] or delay motion for summary judgment and FRCP 8 or 12(b)(6) until discovery is complete pursuant to Rule 56(f) [29−2] is denied as moot. Date for defendants to file motions to dismiss is extended to 5/30/97. Date for filing repsonses and replies extended to 05/30/97. Plaintiff served with defendants' motion in open court. Date for plaintiff to serve its response on defendants is extended to 05/16/97. All discovery is stayed. Mailed notice (ar) Modified on 04/28/1997 (Entered: 04/28/1997)

April 23, 1997

April 23, 1997

33

MOTION by defendants to dismiss pursuant to Rule 8 or Rule 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ; Notice of filing (hp) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

May 30, 1997

May 30, 1997

34

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of their motion to dismiss pursuant to Rule 8 or Rule 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure [33−1] (hp) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

May 30, 1997

May 30, 1997

35

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendants motion to dismiss [33−1] (hp) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

May 30, 1997

May 30, 1997

37

NOTICE by plaintiff's counsel Philip Bennett of change of address (hp) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 16, 1997

June 16, 1997

38

NOTICE by plaintiff's counsel Philip Bennett of change of address (hp) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 16, 1997

June 16, 1997

39

MEMORANDUM, OPINION AND ORDER (hp) (Entered: 11/24/1997)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

40

MINUTE ORDER of 11/20/97 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pursuant to memorandum opinion and order, the court grants defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's first amended complaint. [33−1] terminating case Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 11/24/1997)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

41

ENTERED JUDGMENT (hp) (Entered: 11/24/1997)

Nov. 20, 1997

Nov. 20, 1997

42

NOTICE OF APPEAL by plaintiff Valerie Bennett from motion minute order [40−2], from order [39−1], from judgment entered [41−1] ( FEE NOT PAID) (fce) (Entered: 12/23/1997)

Dec. 19, 1997

Dec. 19, 1997

43

DOCKETING STATEMENT by plaintiff Valerie Bennett regarding appeal [42−1] . (fce) (Entered: 12/23/1997)

Dec. 19, 1997

Dec. 19, 1997

TRANSMITTED to the 7th Circuit the short record on appeal . Mailed notice to all counsel. (fce) (Entered: 12/23/1997)

Dec. 23, 1997

Dec. 23, 1997

44

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of receipt of short record on appeal USCA 97−4198 (hp) (Entered: 12/31/1997)

Dec. 29, 1997

Dec. 29, 1997

45

LETTER to John F. Canna from USCA dated 12/23/97 regarding Circuit Rule 3(b) (hp) (Entered: 12/31/1997)

Dec. 29, 1997

Dec. 29, 1997

TRANSMITTED to the 7th Circuit the long record on appeal no. 97−4198 consisting of one volume of pleadings and certificate. Mailed notice to all counsel. (fce) (Entered: 01/05/1998)

Jan. 5, 1998

Jan. 5, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 9/3/98 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Status hearing set to 9:00 a.m. 9/11/98 . Mailed notice (dl) (Entered: 09/03/1998)

Sept. 3, 1998

Sept. 3, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 9/11/98 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 a.m. 9/18/98 . No notice (dl) (Entered: 09/14/1998)

Sept. 11, 1998

Sept. 11, 1998

49

VERIFIED MOTION by plaintiff Valerie Bennett for leave to file second amended complaint (hp) (Entered: 10/05/1998)

Sept. 16, 1998

Sept. 16, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 9/17/98 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Status hearing reset to 9:30 a.m. 9/30/98 . Telephoned notice (dl) (Entered: 09/17/1998)

Sept. 17, 1998

Sept. 17, 1998

46

LETTER from the 7th Circuit returning the record on appeal no. 97−4198 consisting of one volume of pleadings (hp) (Entered: 09/25/1998)

Sept. 23, 1998

Sept. 23, 1998

47

CERTIFIED COPY of order dated 08/31/98 from the 7th Circuit: The judgment of the District Court is vacated and the case is remanded to the District Court. The above is in accordance with the decision of this court entered on this date. The appellant shall recover her costs. [42−1] (97−4198) (hp) (Entered: 09/25/1998)

Sept. 23, 1998

Sept. 23, 1998

48

OPINION from the 7th Circuit: Argued 08/05/98; Decided 08/31/98. (97−4198) (hp) (Entered: 09/25/1998)

Sept. 23, 1998

Sept. 23, 1998

50

NOTICE of motion by plaintiff regarding motion for leave to file second amended complaint [49−1] (hp) (Entered: 10/05/1998)

Sept. 29, 1998

Sept. 29, 1998

51

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT [2−1] by plaintiff Valerie Bennett; jury demand (Exhibits) (hp) (Entered: 10/05/1998)

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

52

MINUTE ORDER of 9/30/98 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Status hearing held. Pretrial conference set for 11/03/98 at 9:15 a.m. Plaintiff's verified motion for leave to file second amended complaint is granted. [49−1] Defendants to file answer or

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

54

MOTION by defendants for judgment on the pleadings with respect to plaintiff's disparate impact claim ; Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 3, 1998

Nov. 3, 1998

55

MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings with respect to plaintiff's disparate impact claim [54−1] (hp) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 3, 1998

Nov. 3, 1998

56

MINUTE ORDER of 11/3/98 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Filed defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings with respect to plaintif's disparate impact claim. Answer brief to motion due 11/30/98. [54−1] Reply to answer brief due 12/14/98. Pretrial conference held; continued to 12/17/98 at 9:15 a.m. Pretrial conference to be held by telephone. Parties to file a discovery plan by 11/30/98. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 11/06/1998)

Nov. 3, 1998

Nov. 3, 1998

57

JOINT DISCOVERY plan by parties; Notice of filing (hp) (Entered: 11/30/1998)

Nov. 27, 1998

Nov. 27, 1998

58

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Valerie Bennett in opposition to defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings with respect to plaintiff's disparate impact claim [54−1] (hp) (Entered: 12/01/1998)

Nov. 30, 1998

Nov. 30, 1998

59

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings with respect to plaintiff's disparate impact claim [54−1] (jmp) (Entered: 12/02/1998)

Nov. 30, 1998

Nov. 30, 1998

60

REPLY by defendants to plaintiff's memorandum in opposition to defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings with respect to plaintiff's disparate impact [54−1]; Notice of filing (rmm) (Entered: 12/30/1998)

Dec. 15, 1998

Dec. 15, 1998

SCHEDULE set on 12/17/98 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pretrial conference held and continued to 9:15 2/8/99 by telephone. No notice (dl) (Entered: 12/17/1998)

Dec. 17, 1998

Dec. 17, 1998

61

NOTICE by plaintiff's counsel Philip W. Bennett of change of address (hp) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 14, 1999

Jan. 14, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 2/8/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pretrial conference held and continued to 9:15 3/11/99 by telephone. No notice (dl) (Entered: 02/08/1999)

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

62

MOTION by plaintiff to enlarge time to complete discovery (Exhibits); Notice of motion (hp) (Entered: 03/12/1999)

March 5, 1999

March 5, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 3/9/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pretrial conference reset to 9:45 3/11/99 Telephoned notice (dl) (Entered: 03/09/1999)

March 9, 1999

March 9, 1999

63

MINUTE ORDER of 3/11/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pretrial conference held and continued to 04/22/99 at 9:15 a.m. Plaintiff's motion to enlarge time within which to complete discovery is granted. [62−1] Depositons (except experts) shall be completed on or before 05/14/99. Experts shall be designated on or before 04/09/99. Expert Reports shall be submitted by 05/09/99. Expert discovery shall be completed on or before 06/13/99. All discovery is completed by 06/30/99. Dispositive motions shall be filed on or before 08/13/99. Mailed notice (hp) (Entered: 03/12/1999)

March 11, 1999

March 11, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 4/22/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pretrial conference held and continued to 9:30 6/24/99 No notice (dl) (Entered: 04/28/1999)

April 22, 1999

April 22, 1999

64

MINUTE ORDER of 5/26/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Date discovery ordered closed is extended to 08/13/99. Non−expert discovery to be completed by 06/23/99. Plaintiff to submit expert reports by 06/14/99. Defendants to submit expert rebuttal reports by 07/16/99. Expert depositions to be completed by 08/13/99. All dispositive motions to be filed by 9/30/99. Telephone pretrial conference set for 06/24/99 is stricken and reset to 07/09/99 at 11:30 a.m. Mailed notice (lal) (Entered: 05/27/1999)

May 26, 1999

May 26, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 7/9/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pretrial conference held and continued to 11:30 8/27/99 No notice (dl) (Entered: 07/14/1999)

July 9, 1999

July 9, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 7/29/99 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Noticed motion set for 10:15 8/5/99 No notice (drw) (Entered: 08/02/1999)

July 29, 1999

July 29, 1999

65

JOINT MOTION for extension of the discovery deadline (Attachments); Notice. (lal) (Entered: 08/08/1999)

July 29, 1999

July 29, 1999

66

MINUTE ORDER of 8/5/99 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Joint motion for extension of the discovery deadline. Motion granted. [65−1] Discovery deadline extended to 09/30/99. Telephoned notice (lal) (Entered: 08/08/1999)

Aug. 5, 1999

Aug. 5, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 8/27/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pretrial conference held and continued to 11:00 10/13/99 No notice (dl) (Entered: 08/27/1999)

Aug. 27, 1999

Aug. 27, 1999

67

MINUTE ORDER of 9/27/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pursuant to memorandum opinion and order, the court grants defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings, without prejudice [54−1]. The court invites the parties to brief the issue concerning plaintiff's 08/19/95 letter to EEOC on a motion to reconsider. Bennett's submission to be filed on or before 10/22/99 and defendants' response on or before 11/05/99. The court will notify parties if a reply is needed. Ruling to be made by mail. Failure to file by 10/22/99 will result in the dismissal of Bennett's disparate impact claim with prejudice. (Entered Memorandum and Opinion Order) Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 09/28/1999)

Sept. 27, 1999

Sept. 27, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 10/15/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pretrial conference held and continued to 9:15 11/10/99 No notice (dl) (Entered: 10/15/1999)

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

NOTICE by plaintiff of change of address by Philip Bennett (Original in 96c2422) (fce) (Entered: 10/20/1999)

Oct. 15, 1999

Oct. 15, 1999

68

MOTION by plaintiff to reconsider judgment on the pleadings ; Memorandum in support; (Attachments) (fce) Modified on 10/22/1999 (Entered: 10/22/1999)

Oct. 21, 1999

Oct. 21, 1999

69

MOTION by defendants for extension of time to file response to plaintiff's motion to reconsider judgment on the pleadings ; Notice (ar) (Entered: 11/15/1999)

Nov. 5, 1999

Nov. 5, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 11/8/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Noticed motion set for 9:15 11/10/99 No notice (dl) (Entered: 11/08/1999)

Nov. 8, 1999

Nov. 8, 1999

70

MINUTE ORDER of 11/10/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pretrial conference to 9:30 am on 12/17/99. Defendants' motion for summary judgment to be filed on 11/2/99. Response to be filed on 12/07/99. Reply to be filed on 12/14/99. Defendants' motion for extension of time to file response to plaintiff's motion to reconsider judgment on the pleadings is granted to and including 11/12/99. Mailed notice (ar) (Entered: 11/15/1999)

Nov. 10, 1999

Nov. 10, 1999

71

MOTION by defendants for summary judgment ; Memorandum in support; Notice (ar) (Entered: 11/15/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

72

RULE 12(M) Statement of facts by defendants (Attachments) (ar) (Entered: 11/15/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

73

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiff's motion to reconsider judgment on the pleadings [68−1] (Attachments); Notice (ar) (Entered: 11/15/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 12/7/99 by Hon. Ann C. Williams : Pretrial conference set for 12/17/99 is stricken. Next date to be set by reassigned judge. Mailed notice (dl) (Entered: 12/07/1999)

Dec. 7, 1999

Dec. 7, 1999

74

RULE 12(N) Statement of material facts as to which there are no genuine issues by plaintiff (fce) (Entered: 12/15/1999)

Dec. 14, 1999

Dec. 14, 1999

75

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to defendant's motion for summary judgment on intentional discrimination claims [71−1] (fce) (Entered: 12/15/1999)

Dec. 14, 1999

Dec. 14, 1999

77

VERIFIED MOTION by plaintiff for leave to file response to summary judgment pursuant to Rule 56(f) ; (las) (Entered: 12/16/1999)

Dec. 14, 1999

Dec. 14, 1999

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER of 12/15/99: Case reassigned to Hon. Charles P. Kocoras. (nlf) (Entered: 12/17/1999)

Dec. 15, 1999

Dec. 15, 1999

78

MOTION by plaintiff to strike defense counsel's affidavit in defendants' response to plaintiff's motion to reconsider the judgment on the pleadings (Attachment); (fce) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999

Dec. 27, 1999

79

RESPONSE by plaintiff to defendants' motion for sanctions pursuant to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (fce) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999

Dec. 27, 1999

80

LIST of exhibits by plaintiff regarding response [79−1] (fce) Modified on 12/28/1999 (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 27, 1999

Dec. 27, 1999

81

MOTION by defendants for leave to file a reply to plaintiff's memorandum in opposition to defendants' motion for summary judgment on intentional discrimination claims on or before 1/21/00. (Attachments); Notice (las) (Entered: 01/13/2000)

Dec. 27, 1999

Dec. 27, 1999

SCHEDULE set on 12/29/99 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Status hearing set to 9:30 1/18/00 . Mailed notice (sct) (Entered: 12/29/1999)

Dec. 29, 1999

Dec. 29, 1999

82

MINUTE ORDER of 1/12/00 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Defendants' motion for leave to file a reply to plaintiff's memorandum in opposition to defendants' motion for summary judgment on intentional discrimination claims on or before 1/21/00 is granted. [81−1] Mailed notice. (las) (Entered: 01/13/2000)

Jan. 12, 2000

Jan. 12, 2000

83

MINUTE ORDER of 1/18/00 by Hon. Charles P. Kocoras : Status hearing held. Parties inform the Court that Judge Williams will issue a ruling shortly on plaintiff's pending motion doc. [68−1] to reconsider and plaintiff's motion Doc. [78−1] to strike. Plaintiff's pending motion Doc. [77−1] for leave to file response to summary judgment is granted. Ruling set for 2/17/2000 at 9:30 a.m. on pending motion Doc. [71−1] for summary judgment. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 01/19/2000)

Jan. 18, 2000

Jan. 18, 2000

84

REPLY by defendants to plaintiff's memorandum in opposition to defendants' motion for summary judgment on plaintiff's intentional discrimination claims [75−1] (Attachments); Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 01/25/2000)

Jan. 21, 2000

Jan. 21, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 23, 1996

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Black applicant for a teaching position in a school district.

Plaintiff Type(s):

City/County Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

School District 15, Dupage County (Glendale Heights), School District

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Pattern or Practice

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black